As a coach, I have worked with beginners completing the couch to 5K plan to triathletes finishing a half ironman. I have dealt with injuries ranging from IT band syndrome to patella tendonitis to overextended ligaments. The inspiration behind this post was due in part to my friend who is training for her first ever … More Shin Splints
This fall I will be racing my first ever New York City Marathon. Not only am I incredibly excited but I am going to try again to qualify for Boston. Now the NYC Marathon is not extremely hilly but there are bridges! So this summer and fall, I have been focusing on the hills baby hills! … More Benefits of Training on Hills
Who doesn’t like to work out while on vacation?Ok, I am sure there are a lot of people who would prefer not to, but sometimes you just can’t help yourself. For me, I love to run when I travel to new cities. Even if its a quick three miler, some weights in the gym or … More My Top Tips for Working Out While on Vacation
At Mercedes-Benz half marathon, I came down with the symptoms of a cold literally as I landed in Birmingham. It was one of those moments where I said, “you have got to be F***ing kidding me.” I had taking vitamins all week in preparation to make sure I didn’t get sick leading up to the race. … More Top 3 Tips for Racing While Sick
The temperature is starting to drop which means we will soon be running in the cold. All runners continue running throughout the winter, including myself, but there comes a certain point and temperature where I take my workouts inside. When the temperature drops below 30, it becomes harder to run especially on the lungs. You … More TriBarbie’s Advice for Running in the Cold
This offseason I have really begun to focus on building up my strength, especially in my upper body. I have always had strong leg strength since I was a child but that doesn’t mean I neglected it. Strength training was something I always lacked at doing but have decided I need to be better about … More Some Thoughts From Erin: Strength Training is Crucial!
The weather can make running outside not very enjoyable. It can slow you down if the heat index is really bad and speed you up if you are racing a thunderstorm. You CAN run in any condition but when are the elements too much for when you should stay inside and dare I say it, hit … More When You Should and When You Shouldn’t Run